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IDAY DRC

 

Kinshasa                                                                          

Kivu

Key contact person

Mr Antoine ILUNGA MFUAMBA

Key contact person

Mr John MUZEE RODINA

Contact details

Telephone:
(+243) 81 245 99 09
(+243) 99 104 00 42

Email:
rdc@iday.org

ilungaantoine@gmail.com

Postal address:
Bd Sendwe n°5058,
Q/ Immocongo
Commune de Kalamu (CNJ)
Kinshasa

Contact details

Coordination team in Uvira

Telephone:

(+243) 85 359 65 02
(+243) 99 035 11 31

Email: idaykivu.rdc@gmail.com secretaireidaykivu.rdc@gmail.com

Representation in Goma 

Telephone:
(+243) 81 21 89 325
(+243) 971021037

Email: iday.goma@gmail.com

About the coalition  

The coalition was set up in 2008 with some 20 members with the aim of forming an advocacy platform dedicated to the improvement of living conditions of Congolese children and promote their rights, especially that of education. The coalition fosters the emergence of participative democracy where civil society can be part of the political process.

A special attention is given to the promotion, protection and access to quality education et literacy training of those excluded from the formal education system. The coalitions has a special interest in vulnerable children, among which children living on the street, so-called “child witches”, children in prison, destitute children, young single mothers, etc.

About the coalition

The IDAY-Kivu DRC coalition is a chapter of IDAY-DRC that was formed in November 2009 in South-Kivu province. It gathers organisations based in the region that are committed to child protection, with a specific focus on education and vocational training of vulnerable children. The coalition covers at the moment the provinces of South and North Kivu, Maniema, Oriental Province and Katanga.

The coalition comprises member organisations accross these 5 provinces, including: AVEVENA RD Congo, ASJPD, CEJEDER, WCP, Nous Orphelins, Life Action, PACIF, APRODER, SOS Femmes Veuves.

Strategic goals

- Render the politicians more responsible and accountable for their commitments to protect the people and improve their living conditions.
-  Approach and liaise with political and administrative authorities in order to consult on possible responses to the fundamental needs of the people.
-  Work in synergy with other civil society stakeholders to enhance efficiency in the activities undertaken on the ground.
-  Explore sustainable and locally applicable solutions for the problems faced by vulnerable children in DRC.
-  Seek involvement of the authorities in the actions / projects of the civil society so as to ensure they become durable.

Strategic goals

- Represent IDAY member organisationsin Eastern DRC provinces to the government in order to advocate for appropriate strategic programmes and policies ensuring quality basic education to all Congolese
- Encourage government authorities to increase the resources dedicated to the education sector
-    Initiate and promote specific projects targeting vulnerable children and youngsters
- Raise awareness across the public through various actions, including celebration of the International Day of the African Child on June 16
-  Influence the government and civil society into participating in the International Day for Protection against Child Abuse (19 November) and the International Day of the Rights of the Child (20 November)

Major achievements so far

-
Organisation of advocacy sessions for the gratuity of primary education in public schools.
- Campaigning for the passing of the Law on the Protection of the Child in DRC (the law was promulgated on January 10, 2009).
- The provincial Assembly of Kinshasa praised IDAY-DRC for its advocacy for an increase of the education budget up to 10% of the global national budget.
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The Ministry of Social Affairs targeted IDAY in its programme for orphans and vulnerable children.
- Support to vulnerable children: assistance to children considered as outlaws, including those detained at Kinshasa’s central prison; follow up on and assistance to abused children, including the so-called “child witches”; educational support to destitute children.

 

Key annual activities

- Advocacy for the realisation of the right to quality basic education for all children and youth in DRC
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Awareness raising activities in schools on the rights of the child

- Participation in the Global Campaign for Education
- Organisation of advocacy and awareness action on the International Day of the African Child (June 16)
- Campaign against child abuse
Partnerships

- Partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of DRC for the protection and training of young domestic workers (convention)

 

 

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